3D imaging is now for dentistry (at selected imaging centers). It has real significant uses for implants and impacted teeth. It can also be helpful in diagnosing otherwise difficult situations with sinuses and jaw joint problems. Here a is new use - veterinary dentistry: zoo finds high-tech tools to see aardvarks teeth! As you [...]
An article in today's Washington Post, Handing Out Diplomas with a Side of Clean, addresses greeting and handshakes and hand washing. The basis for the article is the concern over institutionalized handshaking with upcoming graduations. Before the Johns Hopkins University president gives 1,300 graduating students their congratulatory handshake Thursday, volunteers will give them a [...]
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax® or Zmax) can lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart beat. According to the FDA, patients with existing QT interval prolongation, low levels of potassium or magnesium, or a slower than normal heart rate are [...]
They’re back. Seasonal allergies, and soon the flu. A lot of people are coming in for their dental appointment and report having a cold for a couple weeks, sore throat, headaches, and feeling run down – with the higher pollen counts (click here for your local pollen count), it’s [...]
In 2016 the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released an updated co-developed guideline, "Appropriate Use Criteria [use of prophylactic antibiotics] For the Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures ," a systematic review of existing clinical research published in peer-reviewed journals to determine the correlation between [...]
With the anticipated snow in the metro area predicted at 5-7 inches (forecast, click here)Â we plan to open the office on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for updates, check my Facebook and Twitter pages.
Whenever a person moves and wants their dental records transferred, typically only copies* of the most current x-rays are sent. The written record usually is not copied / transferred for a very practical reason, we deal with the conditions you have at present. What this means is that unless when I see you there is [...]
This time of year I'm sensitive to a couple needs that people have: 1) to get planned treatment done before the end of the calendar year, and 2) time off for students and others that make it more convenient for appointments. We are closed December 24, 25 and 31. I will be out the week [...]
Many companies and the Federal government offer employees the opportunity to change their insurance coverage and plan during â€˜Open Seasonâ€™. This year's Federal Benefits Open Season will run from Monday, November 9 through Monday, December 14, 2009. What does this mean for you regarding dental insurance? For most peopleâ€™s dental insurance there should be little [...]
"Nutrition From the Ground Up" National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.